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Hicksville Library Board of Trustees Seeking to Fill Vacancy

The Hicksville Public Library’s Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate to fill an expected vacancy. To do so, the board is looking to appoint a candidate to fill the unexpired term of one trustee.

The person appointed to this position will be required to run in May 2010 – the next budget vote and trustee election – as well as in 2011, when the five-year seat is slated to expire.

Among the duties of a library trustee are the following:  attendance at regular library board meetings, which are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.; participation in the development of the annual library budget; monitoring the expenditure of budget funds in a fiscally prudent manner; examining the need for and approval of contracts to be entered into between thirds parties and the library; ensuring that the services provided by the library meet the needs of the public; representing the entire community without fear or favor; and being aware of the changing needs of the public.

There will be likely be more than one board meeting per month during labor negotiations, during library renovation discussions, etc.

Those interested in applying for this position should send a résumé with qualifications and list of community involvement to Val Pakaluk at the Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801. For information prior to submitting your résumé, call Carol Ahrens, library director, at 931-1417, ext. 103.